How-To Upgrade Your Entryway
They say first impressions matter, and the entryway of your home is the perfect example. Below are some helpful tips for making sure your space wows you–and your guests–every time you enter. Kill clutter. Clutter is a huge no-no in your entryway, as it impacts the entire vibe of your space from the moment you set foot in the door. However, this can be hard, as the entryway is the space you dump your keys, mail, boots and coat. To remedy this, make sure you have designated, tucked away spaces for everything you store at the entrance of your home. Hooks for coats, baskets for mail, a covered bin for shoes can all work wonders. Add a statement. Placing a beloved piece of art or furniture in the mouth of your home is a great way to appreciate it every time you enter, and can offer a fantastic conversation starter between you and guests. Have a seat. Whether it’s a plush chair or a simple bench, a seat in your entryway is great for roosting as you tie your shoelaces, and makes a perfect place for attractive accent pillows. Light it right. Good lighting in your entryway is a must. Add an attractive lighting fixture, set up a dimmer for mood, and a floor or table lamp for added options. Personal touches. Placing photos of your family and pets in your entryway can add a nice personal element and warm your heart every time you pass by.